Crystallography and Diffraction

Code: CEM 170

Credits: 05

Elective subject:


  • Crystalline Structure, Planes, Directions and Point Symmetry Operations;
  • Application of Space Groups;
  • The Reciprocal Lattice;
  • Diffraction;
  • X-ray Diffraction;
  • Electron Diffraction in TEM;
  • Neutron Diffraction (Scattering);
  • Evaluation Activities.


  1. G. Burns and A.M. Glazer, Space Groups for Solid State Scientists, 2nd Edition, Academic Press, 1990.
  2. C.S. Barrett and T.B. Massalski, The Structure of Metals, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 1980.
  3. Marc De Graef and Michael E. McHenry: “Structure of Materials”, 1st edition, 2007, Cambridge Press, ISBN 978-0-521-65151-6
  4. B.D. Cullity and S.R. Stock, Elements of X-Ray Diffraction, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.
  5. David B. Williams and Barry Carter, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Plenum Press, 1996.
  6. R.W James, The Optical Principles of Diffraction of X-rays, Cornell University Press (1965).